Welcoming the announcement to give free school meals over the Easter period, David Evans, Wales secretary for the National Education Union Cymru, said:

“This is a welcome announcement from the Welsh Government on free school meals. Our members will be heartened to hear the Welsh Government is thinking of those most in need at this difficult time.

“Free school meals over the Easter period is going to be useful for those families. We know that Welsh Government has put extra money into this, and it is welcome. Families need to be able to choose wisely about where to buy their meals, and not be restricted over which shops to use. This is really important, especially now, when shopping is restricted for everyone.”


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